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Seder-DriedFruit (1)
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By Diana Burmistrovich, JNS.org A basic way to celebrate Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish New Year for Trees, is to grow a plant or eat some fruit. But those seeking a deeper experience with the holiday may choose to take part in a Tu B’Shevat seder — not to be confused with

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yahrzeitcandle
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Darcy J. Alter (nee Zelman) of Beachwood, Ohio passed away on Nov. 30. She was 54. Mrs. Alter bravely and courageously battled cancer for 10 years and due to her spirit and joy and the way she lived her life, no one thought that the disease would claim her life.

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Cantor Jenna Greenberg conducts the Dayton Jewish Chorale in a rehearsal of Then Moses Sang by Cantor Jerome B. Kopmar at Beth Abraham Synagogue
Dayton

Love of Jewish music brings singers from local synagogues together Photos & Story By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer The Sabbath when Jews read the Torah portion Beshalach is designated as Shabbat Shirah, the Sabbath of Song. In this Torah portion (Ex. 13:17-17:16), the Reed Sea has just closed

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Everything Bagel Latkes with Dill Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon
Dayton

By Shannon Sarna, JTA I first tasted latkes for brunch at a trendy eatery on the Lower East Side about six years ago. Since then, I’ve seen them across the country on brunch menus everywhere from diners to Michelin Star restaurants. Latkes — or potato pancakes, as they’re known to

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Candace R. Kwiatek
Dayton

Jewish Family Education Jew in the Christian world by Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Especially popular during the Christmas season, Handel’s Messiah celebrates the mystery of Jesus, the messiah or redeemer in Christian tradition. The oratorio’s scriptural text traces Christian thought about God’s promises of redemption from the

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Chanukah toy and book The Maccabee on the Mantel
Dayton

Leshon Ima – Mother Tongue with Dr. Rachel Zohar Dulin, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Chanukah, the holiday of lights, is at our door. The candles we light during this lovely holiday stand as a yearly reminder of the Jewish struggle against tyranny and religious oppression. Chanukah is a

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Lipa Schmeltzer’s Believe in a Miracle
Dayton

The Jewish Internet with Mark Mietkiewicz, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Far be it from me to question the resilience and immortal appeal of tunes like Oh, Chanukah! Oh, Chanukah! and Sevivon. But if Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel is boring a hole in your head, there are some lovely recent

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Rachel Haug Gilbert
Dayton

With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer The Dayton Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will honor U.S. District Court Judge Walter H. Rice for his more than 45 years of service to the judiciary and the Dayton community, with a dinner on Dec. 1 at the Dayton Art

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yahrzeitcandle
Dayton

Clara “Candy” Davidson, age 86, passed away Nov. 2. Mrs. Davidson was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. David Davidson; parents, Morris and Sarah Abromowitz; daughter, Elaine Nemzer; brothers Martin (beloved sister-in-law Shirley D. Abromowitz) and Leonard (Shirley) Abromowitz. She is survived by daughters, Julia (Philip) Weinerman, Miriam (David)

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Judah Maccabee at the gates of Jerusalem, Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, The Bible in Pictures, 1860
Dayton

Our survival in song By Cantor Jenna Greenberg, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer We have been on a hiatus from Jewish holidays, and now we prepare to celebrate Chanukah, our Festival of Lights. We commemorate the rededication of the Holy Temple, as well as the two famous miracles of

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